— Bills P Brian Moorman set a new club record this season with a 48.22 punting average and he now owns the top four spots in the Bills record book and seven of the top 10.
— Bills head coach Chan Gailey announced on Monday that defensive coordinator George Edwards has been released and Dave Wannstedt will assume the role of defensive coordinator.
BuffaloBills.com – Jackson remains hopeful for new deal
BuffaloBills.com – Wannstedt named new DC; Edwards relieved of duties
Buffalo News – Wannstedt takes over the Bills’ defense
Buffalo News – Fitz campaigns for Johnson to return
Buffalo News – Bell, Chandler injuries aren’t too serious
Buffalo News – 97 Rock won’t carry Bills games
Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills name Dave Wannstedt defensive coordinator
Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills mull over future of receiver Stevie Johnson
Rochester D&C – 2012 Buffalo Bills looking good already
Associated Press – Bills fire defensive coordinator George Edwards
Olean Times – Johnson shows he still didn’t learn his lesson
Inside the Bills Blog
Kelsay on possible scheme change, Breaking: George Edwards released as DC, Fred on Stevie’s TD display, Bell dodges bullet, Nix’s schedule this week, Chandler to have MRI, Urbik surgery goes well
Sports Xchange (CBSsports.com)
Will T-shirt stunt be Johnson’s last act in Buffalo?
Strategy And Personnel
Wannstedt replaces Edwards as defensive coordinator
AFC East Blog (ESPN.com) – Bills fire DC George Edwards
Pro Football Weekly – Bills fire DC Edwards; promote Wannstedt
QUOTE OF THE DAY
General Manager Buddy Nix
On summing up his feelings about the overall season:
It was a two part season. We were excited the first seven games. I knew we weren’t quite as far along as everybody thought we were. It was fun. It was fun to see the fans and this city get as excited as they did. Our players were excited. There’s no excuse for losing seven games in a row. That was a complete downer and a complete surprise. I think we did get it back a little bit. We make all kind of excuses; injuries and that kind of thing. Even with that we should have done better. I think we’ve got a good nucleus. I’m excited in talking to the players. I’m excited about how they feel and excited about a new year. It’s time we need to make sure we step up and get it done and I think we will.
THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
January 3, 1993 — BILLS EXECUTE GREATEST COMEBACK IN NFL HISTORY
The Bills came back from a 32-point deficit in the second half to win an AFC Wild Card game over the Houston Oilers at Rich Stadium. Buffalo was down 28-3 at halftime and Houston scored a TD early in the second half to lead 35-3 before the Bills made their comeback and won the game 41-38 in overtime on Steve Christie’s 32-yard field goal.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Bills RB C.J. Spiller scored on a 15-yard reception on Sunday and finished the 2011 season with 561 rushing yards on 107 carries and 269 receiving yards on 39 catches. He also had six total touchdowns.
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